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Wheeling crash leaves 1 woman dead

A recent car crash took the life of a woman in nearby Wheeling. The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. The woman was reportedly traveling westbound when she collided with a semitrailer that was attempting to make a left turn. The woman died at the hospital about an hour after the crash. The truck driver did not sustain injuries in the crash.

It is not clear what caused the crash. Because it was late at night, the woman may not have seen the truck attempting to turn. It is not known whether or not authorities believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. Sadly, impaired driving often leads to tragic accidents.

People in Chicago usually get in their vehicles assuming they will have a safe drive to their destinations. However, a reckless driver can derail people's plans and leave them with serious injuries. Unfortunately, many car accidents lead to fatal injuries.

Victims and surviving family members may be devastated by a car accident. Those who are injured in a car accident may be forced to endure surgery and rehabilitation. Injuries sustained in a crash may prevent people from working. Families who lose a loved one in an accident may find it difficult to move on with their lives.

Fortunately, victims and their loved ones can pursue legal action against a reckless driver if the driver's negligent behavior caused the accident and subsequent injuries. People who put other motorists in danger ought to be held responsible for their actions. Compensation that is obtained by victims can alleviate financial burdens that resulted from a serious accident.

Source: Chicago Tribune, "Woman dies after car collides with semi in Wheeling," Jan. 10, 2013

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